There was such an overwhelming response when I asked readers to introduce themselves on a weekend open thread that I decided to give you all a weekly column to do just that. I’ve always said this site wouldn’t be what it is without the engagement and participation of its readers and this column is the place to learn more about who you are what makes you tick. After the jump, let’s meet Bagge72.
1. What’s your name, age and whereabouts?
Hi, my name is Chris (Bagge72). I’m 31 and a half as of October 3rd! I’m from Easton, MA but live in Taunton, MA for the time being. I’m hoping to move to Quincy, MA within the next year to be closer to work, and save money on the train.
2. What’s your relationship status?
I am currently engaged to a wonderful redhead, who is incredibly smart, beautiful, funny, and sassy as all hell. We are getting married on 9/07/2012, and we are hoping to go on our honeymoon in Hawaii!
3. How do you spend your weekdays?
I spend my weekdays working in corporate finance for a medical malpractice insurance company in downtown crossing in Boston during the day, and at night if I’m not working my second job at Best Buy, I just started teaching a Mixed Martial Arts Class at the gym I used to fight out of!
4. How do you spend your free time?
My free time is mostly on the weekends, and usually one day, because I’m working at Best Buy either Saturday or Sunday. So usually I start that day with a short run, and then my fiancée and I usually go visit my sister, and our three nieces, because they are the cutest, funniest, most lovable little people that I have ever encountered. Besides that, I love going to new bars/restaurants that sell different types of beer (on a big pumpkin kick right now), playing golf, guitar, or driving around to some of the different historic towns in Mass with my fiance, and just walking around, and taking it all in. I would put reading in here, but I usually do all of that on my 45 minute train ride to, and from work. When I do get an actually whole weekend off I love going to my parents house in NH, going fishing, and boating all weekend.
5. What are your top likes and dislikes?
This is where I get kind manly. ;o) I absolutely love everything about cars and trucks, or anything that can actually go off road, and has a motor. I have been riding dirtbikes ever since I was 6-years-old, and broken a lot of bones doing this, but had a whole lot of fun doing it. I dislike bees (What kind of bees give milk? Boo Bees!), heights, and all condiments, oh and people who eat smelly food on the drain, and chew with their mouths open.
6. What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever been given?
I honestly haven’t gotten a whole lot of relationship advice. Best thing I can think of that I have been told, and it actually works is to always talk about things — don’t wait until they build up, and one of you explodes.
7. What’s the best relationship lesson you’ve ever learned?
That when I’m right DO NOT shove it in her face, haha, because then I just end up losing in the long run!
8. Besides DearWendy.com, what are some of your favorite websites?
I always check espn.com, unlesss the Bruins, Redsox, Celtics, or Patriots lose. I also love happyplace.com, damnyouautocorrect.com, and boston.com
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